3 Ways to Prevent Fat Gain After an Injury
#1 - Lower Carbohydrates.
When you're training hard, having a decent amount of carbohydrates improves recovery, allows you to train harder, and refills glycogen levels giving you better leverage for your workouts.
When you're recovering from an injury, lowering carbs will improve insulin sensitivity and keep body fat in check. Your main carb sources should come from non-starchy vegetables. If you're eating carbs in all of your meals, remove carbs from just one meal and then reassess. The more severe the injury limits your ability to be active, the less carbs you'll need.
#2 - Awaken Your Inner Carnivore.
You HAVE to eat enough protein. Aim for 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. We do this for a few reasons:
I know, this tip isn't what you want to hear. Everyone tells me they'll just buy the processed food and leave it for their family.......(we all know what really happens)
But what if you are married and have children?
You obviously can't deprive them of their favorite snacks. Here's the key: I bet your kids or your spouse have favorite snacks that you don't care for. THOSE are the treats that you keep around the house.
Remember, take this time to really focus on limiting body fat gain. In fact, we've had a lot of our clients actually get leaner during this phase. Their recovery time was shorter and they got back to their normal workouts MUCH SOONER.
Shane McDavid is former obesity researcher with an expertise in appetite control. After realizing how most diet programs were failing miserably, he set out to learn why the typical fat loss "tip" of boosting your metabolism was not working. He finally discovered the key to overcoming food cravings and how you can overcome a slow metabolism by implementing a strategic step-by-step plan.
If you're looking to get leaner and stop falling for all of these "metabolism boosting" gimmicks, then check out the Appetite ControlBlueprint for the step-by-step process to stop struggling with losing body fat.
Chris Hughes, Certified Trainer and Jim Winter, Events Coach